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Exclusive: Poster For 'Samsara' The Latest From 'Baraka' Director Ron Fricke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 11:01 AM
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While this summer certainly isn't lacking in blockbuster-sized visual wonders -- Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and Christopher Nolan's IMAX-scale "The Dark Knight Rises" among them -- one the most dazzling movies of them all will be coming from an unexpected place. Marking his first film in nearly two decades, "Baraka" filmmaker Ron Fricke returns with "Samsara" and it's one that demands to be seen on the big screen.
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Watch: Sony E3 Preview Of Video Game 'Beyond: Two Souls' Starring Ellen Page

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:43 AM
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The line between video games and movies continues to blur, as the medium has evolved considerably since the days when "Pong" was a revolution. Now, cinematic cut scenes, epic storylines and celebrity casting is pretty much the norm for the industry, who throw blockbuster-sized bags of money at games, with franchises as important to the console world as they are to Hollywood. And one only has to look at the Sony E3 presentation of "Beyond: Two Souls" to see just how much has changed.
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Elizabeth Olsen Goes Old Timey In Set Pics From 'Therese Raquin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:23 AM
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At only 23 years old, Elizabeth Olsen's career is just beginning. As you know, she broke out in last year's cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and we've since seen her spread her wings a little bit. Earlier this year she did the horror thing with "Silent House" and later this year she'll pop up in a variety of films including the thriller "Red Lights," the dramedy "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" and her latest Sundance effort "Liberal Arts." But at the moment, she's stepping into her first period picture.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Plus Video Diaries Of Dr. Curt Connors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:11 AM
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There are few late night television personalities as awesomely unfunny as Jay Leno, but for whatever reason, people seem to love the guy. And endure him you must to watch the latest clip from "The Amazing Spider-Man" which is actually the most promising bit of footage of we've seen so far.

Watch: Latest 'The Hobbit' Video Blog Has A Surprise Cameo; 'An Unexpected Journey' Set For November 28th World Premiere

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 9:51 AM
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Well, when we least heard from "The Hobbit," word was not good. At CinemaCon back in April, the director unveiled ten minutes of footage in the new fancy pants 48fps format and attendees were mixed on the results to say the least. Nevertheless, Peter Jackson seems to be in high spirits in the latest video blog from the production that takes fans behind the scenes of Stone Street Studio, where the film has been shot when it's not on location.

Tom Holland To Adapt & Direct Stephen King's 'The Ten O'Clock People'; Clive Barker To Direct 'Zombies Vs. Gladiators'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 6, 2012 9:39 AM
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Some horror fans may think that the 1980s was the best times for horror movies, but Hollywood's constant rummaging through the VHS bin of the era for remake material doesn't always sit well. While last year's "Fright Night" wasn't the worst offender of 1980s horror retelling (that would be "Nightmare on Elm Street" for the record), fans who took umbrage at that effort can take comfort that the original film's writer/director Tom Holland is finally back and ready to make his first theatrical feature since 1996's "Thinner."

Things Change: Raekwon Won't Be In ODB Biopic 'Dirty White Boy' Either; Will Forte Says 'MacGruber 2' Script Will At Least Be Written

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 6, 2012 9:19 AM
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For most of its early stages, it seemed like the biopic "Dirty White Boy" could do no wrong. First, Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from HBO's "The Wire") was cast to play the late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (or ODB) in the film, and then it looked like the actual members of the Wu-Tang Clan were going to appear as themselves in the movie. While this blew our collective minds, the fact that the Wu-Tang would play themselves in a movie more or less about themselves alongside Williams had a suspicious element of being too good to be true. When GZA, ODB's cousin and fellow founding member of the Wu-Tang, announced he wasn't going to appear in the film, those suspicions were realized.

'Green Lantern' Scribe Michael Goldenberg To Pen 'Wonder Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 8:58 AM
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There has been a lot of talk around "Wonder Woman" for the past year or so, but not much action. On the television side, NBC tried to kickstart a series with Adrianne Palicki in the lead, but it was met with terrible reviews and was denied the stamp of fanboy approval, as that crucial segment criticized nearly every aspect of the production. And through the "Drive" press rounds, Nicolas Winding Refn continued talking up his desire to make a feature film, but there is nothing formal in place. The director hinted that if he did a good job with "Logan's Run," Warner Bros. might give him the keys to the DC Comics character, but there hasn't been much heard on that sci-fi reboot either in a while. However, it does seem the movie is continuing to brew at the studio.

'Gangster Squad' Writer Will Beall Penning 'Justice League' Movie For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 10:06 PM
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With "Green Lantern" tanking and disappointing last summer, "The Dark Knight Rises" putting Batman to bed (for now), and the verdict still out on "Man Of Steel" next year, Warner Bros. is looking pretty short on comic book heroes to exploit. But they've got an ace up their sleeve in "Justice League." A movie they've been trying to get off the ground for years (more on that in a moment), the studio is undoubtedly looking at Marvel's $1.3 billion worldwide haul for "The Avengers" and drooling. You call that a team up movie? How about one with Superman and Batman in the same damn movie? So no surprise they are giving it another go.

'Catching Fire' Producer Says Finnick Odair Casting Rumors Are "So Not True"; Armie Hammer & Garrett Hedlund Not In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 7:44 PM
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What do we know about the casting of Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"? That none of the names mentioned or rumored so far have panned out. Robert Pattinson was the first to to kibosh rumors about his potential involvement, while Taylor Kitsch followed suit not long after. And it seems none of the names, including Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund, are in contention at this point.

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